After completing your first qualification through North-West University Distance
Learning, you may be wondering: “What’s next?”
Embarking on a distance learning adventure opens up a world of possibilities for
lifelong learners. At NWU Distance Learning, you’ll find a diverse range of faculties
offering exciting academic pathways. Whether your passion lies in education,
theology, humanities, natural and agricultural sciences, engineering, or business, we
have you covered.
Let’s delve into the exceptional opportunities that await you.
Faculty of Education:
If you’ve completed your National Professional Diploma in Education (NPDE), congratulations! You can now pursue an Advanced Certificate in Teaching (ACT) and build on that by going for an Advanced Diploma in Education (AdvDip in Education), which will provide you with a deeper understanding of educational theory and practice. If you’re looking for a higher qualification, you can aim for a Bachelor of Education Honours or a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDip). Taking it to the next level, you can further specialise and gain advanced knowledge with a Master of Education (MEd). Finally, for those aspiring to be leaders in the field of education, a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or Doctor of Education (DEd) is the pinnacle of academic achievement.
Once you’ve obtained a Diploma in Grade R, you can pursue a Bachelor of Education in Foundation Phase (BEd) to expand your knowledge and skills in early childhood education. It’s important to note that specific language requirements may be necessary based on your Grade 12 results. Upon completing your BEd, you can further advance your qualifications with a Bachelor of Education Honours or a Postgraduate Diploma in Education and then, you can opt for a Master of Education (MEd), which will equip you with advanced knowledge and research skills. For those looking to make significant contributions to the field, pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or Doctor of Education (DEd) awaits you.
After obtaining you’re Bachelor of Education (BEd), you can pursue a Bachelor of Education Honours or a Postgraduate Diploma in Education, both of which will allow you to specialise in a particular area of education and deepen your knowledge and skills. If you’re looking to advance your career even further, you can soar high to a Master of Education (MEd). Then, you can soar high when you study for a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or Doctor of Education (DEd).
After completing a B-degree with two relevant school subjects (e.g., Bachelor of Arts/Commerce/Science), you can choose to pursue a Postgraduate Certificate in Education. Then, you have the option to pursue a Bachelor of Education or a Postgraduate Diploma in Education, allowing you to gain deeper insights into teaching methodologies and practices. If you’re interested in expanding your knowledge and advancing your career, you can aim for a Master of Education (MEd), which will provide you with advanced skills and research opportunities. For those seeking the pinnacle of expertise and recognition, a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or Doctor of Education (DEd) is the ultimate goal.
Faculty of Theology:
Congratulations on earning your Bachelor of Divinity in Christian Ministry (BDiv) or Bachelor of Theology (BTh)! For those with a BDiv, pursue a Master of Divinity (MDiv) or a Master of Theology (MTh) to enhance your understanding of ministry, theology, and biblical studies. If you have a BTh, the next step in your journey is a Bachelor of Theology Honours (BTh Hons). Then, following the Honours degree, you can endeavour for a Master of Theology (MTh). Are you driven by research? Both BDiv and BTh graduates can consider a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in theology or a related field. Your journey in Christian ministry has only just begun.
Faculty of Humanities:
A Bachelor of Arts in Public Governance and Policing Practice sets the stage for a fascinating future. Pursue a Bachelor of Arts Honours in Public Governance to specialise in policymaking, governance structures, and public administration. Go above and beyond with a Master of Arts in Public Management and Governance, equipping you with advanced skills in strategic management, policy analysis, and leadership in the public sector. For the utmost expertise, a Doctor of Philosophy in Social Sciences with a focus on Public Management and Governance awaits. Expand your horizons when you take it a step further!
Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences:
With your Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSc IT), the opportunities are endless. Specialise further by pursuing a Bachelor of Science Honours in Information Technology, Computer Science, or Computer Science and Information Technology. A Master of Science (MSc) in IT will provide you with advanced knowledge in areas like cybersecurity, data science, and software engineering. For those eager to contribute to cutting-edge research, a Doctor of Philosophy in Computer and Information Sciences is an option. Follow your heart and reach your true potential!
Faculty of Engineering:
Your Postgraduate Diploma in Industrial Engineering (PGDip – Industrial Engineering) is a significant accomplishment. Take it further with a Master of Engineering Science (MSc in Engineering with Industrial Engineering) to deepen your expertise in industrial engineering practices. Engage in advanced coursework and research projects focused on optimisation, process improvement, and supply chain management. For those seeking to revolutionise the field, a Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering Science (PhD in Engineering with Industrial Engineering) awaits. Your diploma is only the beginning.
You’ve completed your Postgraduate Diploma in Management (PGDip Management) and can’t figure out what to do next. Pursue a Master of Business Administration (MBA) or a Master of Commerce to gain comprehensive knowledge in business principles, strategic planning, and leadership. Develop your decision-making and problem-solving abilities while gaining insights into the complexities of the business world. Then, a Doctor of Business Administration (PhD in Economic and Management Sciences with Business Administration) is the gateway to rigorous research and academic or executive positions. A world of possibilities awaits in the dynamic field of management.
The North-West University’s Unit for Distance Learning have options that cater to the aspirations of all students, at their own pace and at their own time. Wherever you’re drawn to, embrace the opportunities that lie ahead, and take the first step towards an exceptional educational experience. Your future is waiting!